ANM stands for Auxiliary Nursing Midwifery it is a diploma course which focus on the study of health care of various individuals. It also taught about how to take care of equipment, setting up of Operation Theater, provide medication timely to patient and maintain records .ANM course trains the students & make them capable to work as basic health workers. ANM’s main focus is given towards the treatment of children, women & old age people.
The ANM and GNM course is practically a diploma programme which allows non-science students to pursue a career in nurse practitioner.
GNM referred as General Nursing and Midwifery it deals with the education of nurses in general health care, nursing, and midwifery.
“The English Nurse Florence Nightingale is known as the founder of modern nursing.”
ANM is a two year diploma course and GNM is a three and half year diploma course and service areas are same for ANM & GNM diploma holders.
How to pursue these courses?
ANM is a two year duration course with the eligibility of 10+2 (from Arts or Science stream). Students have to secure at least 40-50% marks in the qualifying examination. The minimum age requirement is 17 years. Students age should not exceed more than 35 years.
GNM is a three and half year diploma course with the eligibility of 10+2 passed(from Arts or Science stream) subjects. The age limit is minimum 17 years and maximum 30 years. This course is for both male and female students.
- ANM (Auxiliary Nursing Midwifery): The duration of this programme is 2 years.
- GNM (General Nursing and Midwifery): It is 3 years & 6 month duration programme.
ANM & GNM Subjects
- Child Health Nursing
- Health Care Management
- Community Health Nursing
- Health Promotion
- Primary Health Nursing
Skill required for these courses:
- Tremendous patience
- Alertness of mind
- Passionate and Sympathetic
- Good team spirit
- Physically fit
- Good communication and observation skills
- Responsibility and Dedication
Looking for admission in these courses?
You can apply for GNM course after passing 10+2 with any streams from any recognized board and for ANM course you can apply after passing 10+2 from science or arts stream. Some colleges and institutions organize entrance exam for providing admissions while some other colleges gives admission on the basis of interview and marks obtained in the 10+2.
Some good colleges for admission in ANM & GNM courses are:
- Indian Medical Institute of Nursing
- Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune
- Indian Army Military (IAM), New Delhi
- Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital (GTBH), New Delhi
- Bharat College of Nursing
- Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh
After successfully completing these courses you will become a “Nurse”.
“Nursing Career has unlimited Job opportunities”
There are wide employment opportunities for ANM & GNM Degree holders.
Both these courses provide an opportunity for you to choose a career in the nursing field.
After the successfully completion of the ANM & GNM course, there are a various higher study options as well as career scope for you.
Nurses can get jobs easily in both government and private sectors. Mostly they work in areas like government and private hospitals, nursing homes, old age homes, orphanages, various industries, sanatoriums and armed forces.
You can also work at education Institutions, nursing tutor, ICU nurse & Infection control nurse.
After these courses, you will be registered with a State Nurse Registration Council.
Students who pass their ANM degree can pursue for GNM (General Nursing and Midwifery) course.
You can also opt for higher studies or pursuing career in the related field.
Students, those complete their ANM Degree can work as a Community Health Worker, Home Nurse, Health Visitor, Basic Health Worker & Rural Health Worker.
GNM graduates can work as a Staff Nurse, Home Nurse, Health Visitor & Community Health Worker.
ANM & GNM graduate have great scope not only in India but also in abroad.
Some of the job profiles of an aspirant with an ANM & GNM qualification are given below:
- Nursing Tutor
- Certified Nursing Assistant
- Senior – Nurse Educator
- Home Care Nurse
- ICU Nurse
- Staff Nurse
- Teacher – Nursing School
- Community Health Nurse
- Health Care Nurse
- Rural Health Centres
- Government hospitals
- Government health schemes
- Community Health Centres
- Government dispensaries
- Nursing Homes
- Private hospitals/clinics
- Assess the nursing need of clients.
- Provide effective nursing care.
- Apply problem solving techniques in nursing practice.
- Assist in research activities.
- Communicate about the clients requirements.
- Monitor the condition of patients.
- Set up medical equipment in operation theatres.
- Demonstrate basic skills in teaching patients and giving nursing care
How much salary you will get?
In India, the average salary of a fresher nurse is around Rs.2.5 to 3.5 lacs annually. Highly experience nurse can earn between Rs.7.5 to 8.5 lacs annually .
The more experience you gain, more you will earn. Salaries will depend upon several factors like working area, education, experience, location, job profile, etc.
“A good experience will help you to earn a very handsome salary package.”